Friday, March 14, 2008
Live from SXSW: Stop-Loss
So there I am, during my last night at SXSW, watching Stop-Loss at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Sitting next to me: A documentarian who's actually spent time in Iraq, shooting... well, documentaries about the Iraq War. At the ten-minute mark, he turns to me and says: "I don't know how much longer I can put up with this." At the 17-minute mark, he says: "OK, I'm leaving. Talk to you later." And he bolts. I wasn't quite so upset by the film.